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Runway to Real Way: Balmain Spring 2009

Balmain inspired looks for spring 2009

You can tell who's hot in the fashion world by looking at who's getting knocked off, and these days, Balmain is smoking. Remember those fringe ankle boots that everyone wanted back in the fall? Like it or not, it looks like this spring will bring even more Balmain fever. From strappy crystal-studded heels and bandage wrap dresses, to big shouldered blazers and ripped lightwash jeans, Balmain delivered the high-fashion looks that we'll be seeing soon on the high street.

I don't know if I'll be able to incorporate any of these elements into my personal wardrobe, but you must admit, those heels are fabulous! If I was a model, I definitely would have wanted to get booked for Balmain's spring show. Every look he dropped on that runway was fierce. Inspired by his awesomeness, I pulled together a few budget-friendly pieces that have that rock-chic spirit. Think you'll be channeling Balmain this spring?

Clockwise from top: Fornarina Studded Jean Jacket, $29.99 at; C7P Super Destructed Flare, Was $50 Now $34.99 at; Metallic Mesh Belt, Was $48 Now $29 at; "Smeal" Embellished Heels, $125 at

Prior to actually looking through the slideshow pictures of his collection, I was prepared to proclaim my disgust for anyone who would bring back huge boxy shoulders and ripped, stonewashed denim. Then I looked--and loved! The dresses are beautiful, jackets interesting, and shoes pretty enough to make up for using that which I think should have been left in the past. Oh well, can't love every trend.
#1 Alexandra (Homepage) on 2009-01-31 06:23 (Reply)
Delia's is knocking off the distressed "boyfriend" jean for only $49.They're also having a buy one get one half off promotion.
#1.1 Allie (Homepage) on 2009-02-02 19:03 (Reply)
Double Denim! Nooooo!!!
#2 brista on 2009-01-31 17:01 (Reply)
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